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Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Watashi-tachi no Shiawase na Jikan, Our Happy Hours, Our Happy Time
Japanese: 私たちの幸せな時間

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 28, 2008 to Aug 22, 2008
Authors: Yumeka, Sumomo (Art)
Serialization: Comic Bunch

Statistics

Score: 8.921 (scored by 26308 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #152
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #53
Members: 50,115
Favorites: 3,469
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /8

Synopsis

They wanted to die for their own reasons.

Juri Mutou is the daughter of a once-famous pianist whose career came to an end after giving birth to her. After a traumatic event she experienced as a teenager, Juri has attempted suicide three times and has come to hate her mother. With her life clouded due to a dark past, her aunt Monica, a member of the clergy, invites her to visit a convict sentenced to death.

Yuu is a death row inmate charged with murdering three people, leading to many attempts at ending his own life within his jail cell. He frequently receives letters from Monica, who hopes to help him, but sees this as as an act of pity. But when Yuu decides to meet Monica to say that he wants her to stop sending letters, he encounters Juri, a meeting that would change both of their lives.

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Background

Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan is an adaptation of a Korean novel by Gong Ji-Young.

Characters

Yuu
Yuu
Main
Mutou, Juri
Mutou, Juri
Main
Inoue, Jirou
Inoue, Jirou
Supporting
Monica
Monica
Supporting


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Keilis
Dec 18, 2009
One reason why I like seinen and josei manga is that the themes, characters, and messages presented are sophisticated. Not to say that shoujo and shounen manga aren't, but the percentage of the latter manga that actually contain such attributes is minimal. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan (Our Happy Time) was a surprisingly astounding read I came across around one in the morning, hoping to find something short, sweet, and rid of filler material. Upon reading the first few pages of the manga, I realized that what I discovered was much, much more than just that, and consequently provided a MEANINGFUL literary experience -- read more
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ralphy0103
Nov 4, 2009
Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan (1 Volume/8 Chapters)

One brilliant story created by the famed mangaka Yumeka Sumomo, who's various works have comprised themes of elegance, beauty, and emotion. I don't believe words can summize just how magnificent and wonderful this artistic piece actually is. There was literally nothing wasted in the emotional impact delivered by the characters and their progressive development throughout the story.

Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan poses the hard questions that plague the human conscience, is it right to contemplate suicide in order to escape your life's seeming hardships? Does someone who's murdered three people in cold blood deserve the death penalty? Can read more
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Detective
Nov 1, 2014
Our Happy Time is not just a mediocre manga, it's plenty pretentious too. This pure cheese story starts off with some grim subject matter and continues to vomit more grim subject matter at you until you are beaten and bored. It's a cliche narrative about an inmate on death row who finds a reason to live again through love. With no exceptional visuals and no original characters, this manga reads like the pulpiest young adult fiction imaginable. There's no nuance, there's no subtlety, and the self-righteousness of the main character is suffocating.

If this manga was an attempt to argue against the death penalty it read more
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Goukeban
Apr 23, 2016
In my previous review I commented at the end that, in my opinion, fixation on scores can often lead people to feel pressured into taking a specific position. This can often lead to two different outcomes, depending on how little capacity the individual has to stop giving a shit about public opinion: in one, the person evaluating the specific work can end up taking an extreme position, considering it’s a naturally divisive work, in order to fit into the group that shares that position. The other outcome, however, is something that I find even more worrying: it can create around certain works the status of read more
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